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Is it Time for a Makeover?

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We have all reached a certain point in our lives when we felt like it was time for a big change. Maybe you feel stagnant or bored. Maybe you are unhappy with some aspects of your life. Maybe some things in your life are changing, and that means other things will have to change as well. No matter what your individual reasons are for wanting a big change, one of the best ways to achieve it is to do a beauty makeover.

Beauty makeovers can mean a lot of different things, which is great because you are bound to find something to fit your life. If you just need some small adjustments, then that is easy to accomplish. Changing your makeup or clothing will do the trick. If you are looking for a bigger and drastic change, then you might want to do something more drastic or pick several areas to change your beauty routine. Here are several ideas to get started on your journey.

Hair

We all know someone who wanted a change and cut their hair, gave themselves bangs, or colored their hair and then regretted it. You don’t want to be a disaster story, so it is important to make deliberate decisions instead of impulsive ones. It is easy to see a hairstyle on someone else and dive in without considering if it will actually look good on you.

There are so many things to think about when choosing a hairstyle. Your hair type, current length, thickness, and natural color are all good things to consider when making a change. While most of these things can be overcome if you really want a certain hairstyle, you will just have to consider the time, money, and maintenance that they will require for your specific hair.

One of the most important aspects to factor in when getting a haircut is the shape of your face. This is one of the few things you can’t change, and it will have a huge impact on how a hairstyle looks on you as compared with other people. There are six basic face shapes: oval, square, round, hearth, long, and diamond.

Oval faces are one of the most versatile face shapes. You may have an oval-shaped face if the length of your face is longer than the width and the jawline is slightly narrower than your hairline. Since your face is already long, you want to avoid making it seem even longer than it is. If you are looking at shorter hairstyles, then a blunt bob with face-framing pieces is a good choice. A shoulder-length hairstyle with small layers will add some volume to give your face some more width. Side-swept bangs are also a great way to balance this face type. Since your face is naturally balanced, avoid heavy bangs and one-length hairstyles that detract from your natural face shape.

Heart-shaped faces are wider at the hairline and feature prominent cheekbones and a very narrow chin. If you want to play up this shape, then sleek, pulled back styles will show off those cheekbones. If you want to try to balance your face with your larger forehead, then a lob that just clears the shoulder will add some wideness to your jawline. You can also try a deeper side part with waves or layers right at the collarbone to draw attention down instead of up. You probably have a widow’s peak, so stay away from center parts. You should also avoid short bangs because it will just make your forehead seem bigger and your chin seem smaller.

Square-shaped faces are very wide, and the forehead, cheekbones, and jawline have similar widths. A strong jawline is a prominent feature. If you want to enhance the strong jawline, then blunt bangs or short bobs will do the trick. If you want to send attention away from the shape of your face, then you might want to try soft, wispy bangs that fall to the side to create diagonal lines that soften your natural facial lines. Soft bangs that fall at the cheekbone will also help to draw attention from the jawline to the cheekbones. You should avoid thick bangs and blunt hairstyles that will accentuate your face shape. Curls and sleek, pulled back styles will also make your face seem wider.

Round faces are the same in width and length but have no angles or corners. Youthful hairstyles are great for this face shape. Your biggest focus should be to make your face seem longer. You can do this easily by leaving one piece of hair hanging by the side of your face. This will trick the eye into seeing your face as narrower. Short hairstyles are especially good on this face shape. Deep side parts will create more angles on your face, and high ponytails will help to elongate. Short pixie cuts with volume at the top will also give your face more length. Don’t try to hide your face behind too much hair, but instead frame it with face-framing bangs or side-swept bangs. Avoid soft, wispy bangs.

Long faces are basically just oval faces with longer chins. Since your face is so long, you want to try to add a little width with your hair. Curls are a great option for this face shape. The widest part of your curls should hit about your cheekbone to add more width to your face. You should avoid super long hair as it will elongate your face even more. YOu should also stay away from sleek looks and one-length hairstyles.

Diamond face shapes are characterized by having the forehead and jawline the same width and the widest part is at the cheekbones. These face shapes are symmetrical and well-balanced, so try to accentuate your natural face shape. Long, side-swept bangs will show off your cheekbones, or a short, textured lob will do the same thing. A high ponytail or a sleek look with hair tucked behind your ears will also show off your face shape. Heavy bangs will shorten your face and make your chin seem narrow, so avoid those.

Face

You can also make a big change with how you wear your makeup. There are endless video tutorials that can help you try new looks and find a new signature style when it comes to your makeup. It is important to be bold and try exciting new things since it is just temporary and it will wash off at the end of the day. Let your creativity run wild!

There are some fun beauty trends that you may want to try out this year. Faux freckles are big this summer. The key is to use a taupe eyeliner to draw the freckles and bring attention to your face. You should make them different sizes and space them about ½ an inch apart and keep the rest of your face looking natural.

Black cherry lips are also a big trend this year. You want them to be the center of attention, so go simple on other areas of your face to really make them pop. If you are looking for a big, bold look, then you may also want to try bright, colorful eye makeup. Using multiple bright colors is a trend that will add fun and excitement to any outfit.

No matter what your decision is with your makeup, you should always take care of your skin. Find a good beauty routine that works for your skin type and stick with it. Good skincare has basically three parts: cleansing (washing), toning (balancing), and moisturizing (hydrating and softening).

Your skin changes as you get older or move to a new location or go through times of stress in your life. The goal is not to find the perfect routine that will last forever. The goal is to get to know your skin and make adjustments to keep it feeling its best. Adding in going to a spa for microdermabrasion, expert facials, or microneedling treatment will also help nourish your skin.

Clothes

You can also do a beauty makeover when it comes to your personal style and clothing choices. You can spend time researching your body shape and the types of clothes that look best, and that is important, but what is most important is how you feel in the clothes you wear.

Finding your own personal style will give you more confidence when it comes to picking clothes and dressing with confidence. One way you can do this is to start collecting images of outfits and celebrities that have a style you want to emulate. When you have a good sample size, you can look at all the pictures and probably start to see a pattern forming.

Pieces, colors, or patterns that appear in more than one picture will give you an indication of what your style preferences are and how you can achieve them. Start by going through your own wardrobe and find items that don’t seem like they belong with the others. Do you ever wear them? The answer is probably no. While it can be fun to try new things, it is important to be true to who you are and not try to be someone else.

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I'm an island girl at heart, unbothered old soul, and minimalist with extra tendencies. At my best, I love what I do... I want to encourage you to do the same, too. Live your best lives amidst trials and triumphs by crafting a life you love and deserve. Happiness is Iriemade❣ Read more...

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